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  1. oakvillemom

    National Aviary of Columbia

    Doesn't really compare. We had been to Cartagena the year before so had seen the city. Took the tour from the ship because it was a fair way out of the city and if you are a ship tour and are late they wait for you. we had no trouble getting back in time though and had time to shop at the store by the pier. My husband got some fantastic pictures.
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    National Aviary of Columbia

    Yes we did through the ship was the only tour offered. MJ
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    National Aviary of Columbia

    Actually visited there last week. We really enjoyed the birds. It was really hot but we had lots of time to explore and take pictures. We stopped along the trail for a drink at a little snack bar.
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    National Aviary of Columbia

    Does anyone know if there is a gift store at the aviary? Also would be interested in whether you enjoyed the aviary. MJ
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    Visiting the animals in aruba

    We plan on taking either a taxi or the bus to the butterfly farm.
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    Visiting the animals in aruba

    Do you think we could do the butterfly farm and then go to Palm Beach for the rest of the day. It's look just cross the street from the beach?
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    Stores at pier

    Thanks Keith -- we are going on a tour to the national aviary but daughter also wants to shop. MJ
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    Stores at pier

    Does anyone know if the stores at the pier are still open? I heard a rumour that they closed since we were there two years ago. MJ
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    Cayman Beach Day

    Other thing I should point out was it was windy when we were there and the ships could not anchor where they usually did. There is another anchorage but it only holds three ships - there were to be seven in port but only 3 could anchor. Ships supplied shuttles to get you to Georgetown (about 15 min)
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    Cayman Beach Day

    We just returned from a Celebrity Equinox cruise. We had a beach day in Grand Cayman. We used the Royal Palms. It was well worth it to book one of the beach cabanas ($100 US) - it included a cabana, 4 chairs, and chaises plus a private bit of beach. It was very peaceful while the rest of the beach was crowded. Food and drink service came quickly, the rest rooms were clean and we had a great day. I recommend it. Cab fare from town was $4 each.
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    Excursions

    We are just back from there, it was one of the ports on our cruise. We used Island Paradise tours -- took the Rosevelt special panoramic tour. Met us at the dock. The van was new and clean and the driver very good. Had a great day. The Brimstone fort is not to be missed. They will drop you at the beach at the end if you want or just take you back to the ship. My daughter left her cell phone and ship pass on the bus and the driver went above and beyond when we phoned -- he rushed back to the port and got it to her before we left. I recommend them for a very enjoyable day.
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    Scenic Barbados Tours Vs. Glory Tours in Barbados

    Just got back from a Celebrity Equinox cruise. We booked a private tour with Glory tours and it was fantastic. We were met outside the gates (they can't meet you inside due to port regulations). we went the places that we had requested (Welchman's Gully, Flower Forest and Hunte's Gardens). Calvin was our guide and was very pleasant and knowledgeable. This is the second time we have used them and I would do it again.
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